REAL ESTATE Q & A
Q:Won’t I get a higher price by selling my house myself rather than paying a real estate agent a commission to sell it for me?
A: Probably not. Research shows that sellers who worked with an agent received higher average prices than do-it-yourself sellers and typically were able to finish the transaction sooner. Often, buyers dealing directly with a seller expect to get a lower price because no agent commission is involved.
Most sellers prefer to work with a professional to sell real estate because of the agent’s experience in dealing with problems like pricing, handling objections and discussions of defects, qualifying and screening prospective buyers, arranging financing, and so on.
When you plan to sell your house, look to a real estate agent who is a Realtor for professional advice and service. Look to: